Wednesday, May 28, 2008

All growed up

Greg and I just took Sidamo to school for his first day. Yes, I'm a little choked up just writing that. He did great: walked into the classroom and immediately started playing with anything with wheels. He spotted the slide, sort of acknowledged his friends Hope and Malachi, and generally just threw himself into the mix. No tears when we left him (at least none from him). His teacher seems lovely, and I think this will be a really good place for him. But still …

As if to prove he was ready for this big step, he sang the alphabet song start to finish this morning as I was dressing him, for the first time actually hitting each of the 26 letters (or 23 if you count "LMNO" as one, as he does). Usually I'll chime in when he seems like he's stuck, but this morning when I did that he said, "No, Mommy. No sing," and took it from the top. Who needs Mommy when you're a budding student of two-and-a-half?

I need to take advantage of the quiet time and get some work done, but here are some photos of our big boy heading out for his first day of school. Can someone tell me how he got so big?


Julie said...

What a tough day for you! Honestly, I'm a little choked up! He looks so darn cute with his turtle backpack!

Heather & Adam said...

You must be so proud! I am amazed by Sidamo. He's going to love school. And man, I gotta keep working on those ABCs...We are stuck at D! oops.


Alicia said...

What a big guy!! And a brave momma! :) That is the cutest little backpack, on the cutest little guy!

Don't feel bad, Benjamin has always protested quite loudly when I sing most songs. Eliza now follows his lead and my songs are met with a loud chorus of "NO NO NO". Whatever, peanut gallery.